Irvine Summer 2022

Aug 28, 2022
Irvine, California, United States

University of California, Irvine

311 W Peltason Dr # A, Irvine, CA 92697

Emerald Bay

Organization team
Dan Nguyen
WCA Delegates
Matthew Dickman and Michael Young
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is a series competition with Marshall Middle Slice 2022. Registrants will only be accepted to one competition.

If you are under the age of 18 by the date of the competition, your parents will need to fill out a minor waiver form. This form will be sent to the competitor's email closer to the date of the competition.

This competition is hosted by West Coast Cubing.

This competition is hosted by West Coast Cubing.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

This competition is a series competition with Marshall Middle Slice 2022. Registrants will only be accepted to one competition.

By registering for this competition, you have read and agree to the information and requirements stated in the tab titled "Covid-19 Information and Safety"

We have NO refund deadline. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, please cancel your registration for the competition.

How to Withdraw Registration for a Refund:

Registered competitors withdraw their registration by emailing the organization team the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw registration with refund.
2. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Brendyn Dunagan won with an average of 7.67 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Gavin Torreflores finished second (7.79) and Anish Shanmugam finished third (8.31).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Brendyn Dunagan 6.37 7.67 United States 6.676.379.098.757.59
4x4x4 Cube Paul Mahvi 24.97 29.20 United States 24.9729.2533.3532.5025.84
5x5x5 Cube Paul Mahvi 48.31 53.56 United States 54.1648.3154.6256.2251.89
6x6x6 Cube Paul Mahvi 1:39.58 1:41.73 United States 1:39.581:40.621:45.00

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations.

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?
A: Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (There will be an email shortly before the competition with more information about this.)

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to WCA Live to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Filling out the initial registration form is not enough to show up on the registration list. You must also pay the registration fee. Registrations are approved manually after payment has been received, so it may take a day or so to show up on the list.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

To ensure the safety of attendees, we ask attendees to follow these guidelines:

  • Attendees are highly encouraged to stay at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart for the entirety of the competition
  • All attendees are recommended to wear face-coverings that cover their mouth and nose when using indoor facilities, competing, and staffing, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All competitors showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the 2 weeks before the competition must not attend the competition.
  • We will provide hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfecting wipes to everyone in attendance, and we encourage attendees to regularly sanitize.

By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.

Driving Directions to the Student Center Parking Lot

A map of parking structures located on campus. The closest parking structure is in the Student Center Parking lot. The cost for parking is $2 per hour or $13 per day. Parking Permit information

The venue is Emerald Bay rooms A-C, which is on the first floor of the Student Center, across from the Student Center parking lot. Map of Student Center

Food can be found in University Town Center, a short walk from the venue.

Competitor groups and volunteer groups can be viewed here after the registration deadline.


All Competitors:
We segment our competitors to compete in "groups" at a time. For example, while group 1 is competing, group 2 will be free and can practice, socialize with other cubers, or volunteer to help out with the competition if they wish.

Staffing Assignments:
In addition, you may also receive assignments for helping with judging and running. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for one or more group(s) of that event.

Additionally, while we will have a few designated staff members volunteering all day, we may make additional calls for help with judging, running, and scrambling throughout the day and encourage all competitors to help out in order to keep the competition running smoothly.

Live results can found on the WCA Live website at

Wi-Fi Connection Instructions
Instructions for connecting to the UCI Student Center Visitor Wireless Network:
1. Connect to Student Center Visitors Wireless Network.
2. Type in anteaters when prompted for a password.
3. Enjoy your internet access.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. They will not be selling puzzles onsite.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event.

If you will be under 18 by the date of the competition and will not have supervision, please have a parent or guardian fill out this form:

Minor Waiver Form

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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